Nadal, Ferrer to clash in Acapulco final

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Spaniards Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer were semifinal winners Friday and will meet for the title at the $1.213 million Mexican Open.

The second-seeded Nadal posted a 7-5, 6-4 victory over countryman and former champion Nicolas Almagro on the red clay at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess. The former world No. 1 Nadal captured the Mexican Open in 2005 and titled in Sao Paulo two weeks ago.

Ferrer, the top seed and three-time defending champion, grinded out a 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 win over Italian Fabio Fognini.

Nadal owns a 16-4 lifetime record against Ferrer.

The 2013 Acapulco winner will claim $291,800.